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Forum: Car Chat 09-15-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By lucasb7
Coincidentally I have been renting a E250 CDI...

Coincidentally I have been renting a E250 CDI 4Matic Touring for the last week here in Germany.

I can attest to it getting pretty remarkable gas mileage. At 120 kph steady it would return 5...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 08-22-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,754
Posted By lucasb7
That's disappointing, but I suppose it had to...

That's disappointing, but I suppose it had to happen at some point. It has been a real treat watching from the sidelines as your car has evolved.

What was your take on the BBK kit? Did it...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,048
Posted By lucasb7
Looks like the IS350 F-Sport took 1st place in a...

Looks like the IS350 F-Sport took 1st place in a comparo with a 335i M Sport & ATS 3.6 in the latest edition of Car and Driver!!! What a great sign!!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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Forum: Car Chat 03-31-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,346
Posted By lucasb7
As a whole it is obvious that Acura and Lexus are...

As a whole it is obvious that Acura and Lexus are in very different spheres. I'm not going to try and pipe up about some strange idea that Acura and Honda are companies a clear direction anymore....
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-19-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By lucasb7
Unfortunately your transmission was very likely...

Unfortunately your transmission was very likely damaged. At the very least it was taken outside of its design specifications and limitations.

The planetary gearbox that acts as the eCVT in the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-27-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By lucasb7
The brake booster is driven by an electric motor...

The brake booster is driven by an electric motor in all recent Toyota/Lexus hybrids. You should be able to faintly hear it turn on when you open the driver's door. Whether or not your can hear it, I...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-02-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
They're great tires! Super, super sticky and very...

They're great tires! Super, super sticky and very quiet. Though anything would be better than the Bridgestone EL42 RFTs the car came with! The only thing I've yet to determine is how long they will...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-01-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
Luckily the back bumper cover has been replaced 2...

Luckily the back bumper cover has been replaced 2 times already after being rear ended twice in short order. I've found a body shop that is very good at matching the color and they are pretty good...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-01-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
Storm, how did your car ever turn out? It was...

Storm, how did your car ever turn out? It was pretty bashed in!
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-01-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
I too felt pretty bad for him - being basically...

I too felt pretty bad for him - being basically unprotected in any accident is never a good thing. But he was tailgating and more or less driving irresponsibly. He should've provided more space if he...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 09-30-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
I hadn't even thought about the perks I could get...

I hadn't even thought about the perks I could get out of this... I think it would look great with a black roof - ill be sure to try and work that in with the body shop.
Forum: GS - Third Generation 09-30-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By lucasb7
Perks of new Pilot Super Sports (unusual accident...)

Was driving up to half moon bay and had to make an emergency stop for traffic ahead. The motorcyclist behind wasn't paying attention and moments later he was on the roof!

Pretty traumatic and I'm...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-28-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 42,332
Posted By lucasb7
I went from 4 --> 5 and while the screen size is...

I went from 4 --> 5 and while the screen size is very nice I find the processor and broadband speeds to be the most impressive aspect of the phone. I personally didn't want a large phone - there's a...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 08-28-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By lucasb7
I would suggest giving sport mode a try as well!...

I would suggest giving sport mode a try as well! At least in 3GSh world many of us are able to achieve some high mileage results by using our "Power" setting. It really just improves throttle...
Forum: Car Chat 08-26-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By lucasb7
It is pretty noticeable in the RX. It's a sort of...

It is pretty noticeable in the RX. It's a sort of high pitch sounds exactly like what it is, a very quick actuation of something. Not so coincidentally, you can hear the same noise when ABS & VSC...
Forum: Car Chat 07-25-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,938
Posted By lucasb7
Could this have anything to do with the "Prepare...

Could this have anything to do with the "Prepare to Unleash the LFA" teaser? The commercial does give a date of 8/1/12 so it falls within the right time frame. I still don't really have a good idea...
Forum: Car Chat 07-22-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By lucasb7
The 95 MPGe refers to its electric efficiency,...

The 95 MPGe refers to its electric efficiency, not range. So through some fancy and convoluted metrics they have basically said that while the car is operating in it's 20 mile electric range it is...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 06-30-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By lucasb7
I have them on my 450h and I would highly...

I have them on my 450h and I would highly recommend them. They are quiet and they stick to the road like glue. I can't make any decisive claims on tread life as I've only had them on for about 10k...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 06-29-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By lucasb7
That looks rough! Hard to see another 450h in...

That looks rough! Hard to see another 450h in such pain - especially one that was as well done as yours. Best of luck with the repairs and your recovery (both mental and physical)!
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,832
Posted By lucasb7
I think that Toyota has a lot they can learn from...

I think that Toyota has a lot they can learn from BMW in this partnership. Regarding powertrain electrification, Toyota really needs some performance hybrid tech. Don't get me wrong, the planetary...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 06-26-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By lucasb7
This could be a silly question but was the engine...

This could be a silly question but was the engine still on or was it in accessory mode? I've had this come up a time or two with the hybrid being so quiet.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 06-25-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,460
Posted By lucasb7
This new pricing situation is part of what's...

This new pricing situation is part of what's stopping me from upgrading. When I purchased my 450h it had a very competitive powertrain in terms of both power and efficiency, and was cheaper than its...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-28-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,456
Posted By lucasb7
This answer can be a bit tricky because each...

This answer can be a bit tricky because each generation and model seem to have a slightly different version of PCS. I'll try to tell you what I KNOW it does. This version could have more than this...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-20-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By lucasb7
Toyota (and Lexus) hybrids have a special,...

Toyota (and Lexus) hybrids have a special, elaborate warm up cycle. It is recommended that you start driving within about 30 seconds of starting the car to get the best efficiency. Additional idling...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,952
Posted By lucasb7
Nice job representing us 450h'ers! The wheels,...

Nice job representing us 450h'ers! The wheels, drop, and BBK make it look great!

I've always faced ridicule amongst other car guys with comments like "why not get a 5er for the same price?!" That...
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